Justin Fields

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How B-movies art in­flu­enced his work in films and games

What comes to mind when you think of B-movie art?

Un­de­ni­ably the art of Drew Struzan and Gra­ham Humphreys comes to mind when think­ing about B-movies. Films such as Big Trou­ble in Lit­tle China, Mad Max – those posters were great and gave you a glimpse into what was in store for you. I al­ways loved the poster for Fright Night as well. It’s stun­ning work.

What does the per­fect B-movie poster look like?

The per­fect poster should be well ex­e­cuted, not just pro­ce­dural. Obliv­ion was an amaz­ing poster that was re­cently done. But, mostly, posters these days lack the imag­i­na­tion and fun that the 80s brought. My first job was in the movie theatre: my co-work­ers and I would con­stantly col­lect them and cri­tique posters. Posters to­day don’t have as much love put into them. Candykiller is an artist I fol­low and he's de­fi­antly bring­ing some of the old magic back with his style (

www.candykiller.com). What can artists to­day learn from those posters?

Films have had such a strong hold over me since I was 12. Grow­ing up in that era has not only in­flu­enced my art, it made me want to help cre­ate worlds that people can es­cape to. That el­e­ment of es­capism is im­por­tant. Movie posters al­ways seemed larger than life, with amaz­ing com­po­si­tion and bold colours. They sucked you into their world. So, com­po­si­tion, imag­i­na­tion and colour the­ory are cen­tral. Tease the au­di­ence with­out giv­ing ev­ery­thing away. It’s a fine line when it’s been done be­fore. But let’s do it again and do it bet­ter.

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